Meet The Online Mom Team
Monica Vila Founder and Chief Technology Mom
Monica's career spans two decades of 3-dimensional consumer marketing that has
allowed hundreds of clients to create strong brand connections with key
demographics. For the last 15 years she has focused on consumer technology and
is passionate about creating tech savvy communities - empowering families to
make good decisions about their use of technology. Monica was previously PTA
President at her daughter's elementary school and is an active advocate of
parents embracing technology by understanding both its benefits and risks.
Paul O'Reilly Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder
Paul has over 25 years successful general management, business development, and
financial management experience, including 15 years with technology and
experiential marketing companies. He has worked on product launches and
marketing campaigns for many of the leading brands in the industry. Paul has a
proven track record for building successful start-ups, establishing fast-growth
opportunities for both private and corporate investors. Paul lives in
Westchester County, NY with his wife and 12-year old daughter.
Kristin Barnes Sewell Web Design & Information
Kristin heads Kristin Barnes Design, a graphic and web design studio based in
New York City. Despite 20 years' professional and technical experience, she's
well aware that her 8 year old daughter Piper is swiftly surpassing her
knowledge of 'all things online'. And her 5 year old son Rory doesn't appear to
be far behind. Kristin splits her time between New York City and Belfast, Maine
with her husband George and their two little ones.
Joel D. Haber, PhD Special Consultant
Joel is a Clinical Psychologist and has devoted more than 20 years in practice
to better parenting and helping children, teens and adults lead more productive
lives. He has worked to improve emotional and physical safety from childhood
through adulthood in schools, camps, sports, at home, on the internet and in
the workplace. Founder of the Respect U program, Dr. Haber has written two
books, authored numerous articles and led conference sessions on topics
including parenting, bullying and cyberbullying, building resilience in
children and families, and the changing dynamics of respect and civility.
Jean Parks Contributing Editor
Jean's love of technology began when she built her first computer in the 1990's. Active in the tech community, she served as a moderator for the technical site Anandtech and is the founder of the lifestyle site 'the shoppinqueen.' Jean is devoted to reviewing new technologies that will improve the lives of parents and children. She has a special interest in communication technology for those with autism spectrum disorders. Jean resides in Boston, MA with her tech loving husband Mike, son Matthew, and their cat Resident Evil.
Barry Myers Contributing Editor
Reformed lawyer and current social media addict, Barry has
spent his professional life helping brands communicate more effectively with
consumers. In addition to his work at The Online Mom, Barry is currently
readying the launch of a new gadget site that he swears will be different. Most
recently, he was a co-founder and Director of DigitalLife where he successfully
convinced the world's leading tech companies to meet face-to-face with
consumers and helped make it the country's biggest business-to-consumer
technology event. Barry used to have many hobbies, but these days he's primarily
occupied raising his son, rooting for Boston sports teams, and surfing the Web.
Barry lives in a New York City apartment that he wishes was bigger with his
lovely wife Miranda, their adorable son Gregory, and two pretty average, but
still very lovable, cats.
Cindy Glazar Editor
Cindy is a full-time mom, part-time chauffer, cook, and
personal stylist. She resides in Studio City, CA along with her husband, two
kids and two dogs. Her two children, 15 and 12 years-old, continue to drag her
further into the world of technology than she ever planned to venture. In her
previous life, she dabbled in marketing communications, sales and event
planning. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Michigan and
hopes to become a writer one day -- ideally before one of her kids publishes
their version of the story first!
Xander Rothaus Contributor and Online Son
Xander is a writer, computer/gadget enthusiast, avid sailor, and all round
techy guy. While waiting to find his true calling, Xander has been a sailmaker,
a computer consultant, an intern at the Moroccan embassy, and, most recently,
worked on Ziff Davis Media's DigitalLife event where he focused on the Guitar
Hero III video game launch and other special projects. He is the tech expert
among his friends and family and is called upon daily to explain or otherwise
assist them in the adoption of all the latest tech trends. He recently
graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Political Science and hopes to
continue to offer advice and consult on tech products and web services.
Currently, Xander lives in Westchester, NY with his two teenage brothers and